Architecture for Humanity New York is a local chapter of Architecture for Humanity, a global network of professionals united by the desire to use our skills for the common good.
We are committed to providing sustainable design, construction, and development services where they are most critically needed.
Since our chapter was founded in 2003, we have completed over 60 local projects for underserved New York City communities.
About Architecture for Humanity
Join us in building safer and more sustainable future for under-served New York City communities. There are many ways you can be involved, so please contact the department in your area of expertise:
General inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations: Erika Benson, email@example.com
Architecture & Design Services: Shannon Beck, firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications: Laura Carter, email@example.com
You may donate to our New York chapter via Network for Good
IMPORTANT: Please be sure to notate "New York Chapter" in the Designation field to be sure the funds are directed to us.
4 WAYS TO SUPPORT US (besides volunteering)
1) Cash Donations
Becoming a member of Architecture for Humanity's New York chapter offers many benefits, including:
• Full access to our Member Directory where you can link directly with like-minded designers
• Priority updates on local projects and volunteer opportunities
• Free entry to the annual Design Like You Give a Damn: Live! conference
• IDP Community Service hours approval
• Official volunteer verification from the Director of Membership
Become a member today for only $25 per year.
How do I learn more about your organization?
Please check out our About page for more information.
How do I stay up-to-date Architecture for Humanity New York?
There are many ways to keep up on all our news, events, and volunteer opportunities.
• Register for an account and subscribe to our mailing list
• Facebook: Architecture for Humanity New York
Current Director: Rachel Starobinsky
Rachel Starobinsky is a multi-disciplinary Strategist based out of New York City.
As a global thinker with a background in design & business, she has effectively applied creative and analytical problem-solving skills across many different industries including that of design & architecture. Her comprehension of the design and business worlds, industry trends, and technology supports her innovative approach to connecting dots that often lead to unexpected & innovative opportunities for clients.
Current Director: Erika Benson
Erika Benson is a designer and international development professional who has geared her professional work toward the service of mankind through he work with various not-for-profit organizations in the United States, Ghana, and Nicaragua. Her goal has been to provide architectural design services to communities that do not normally have access to decent construction by providing quality products to clients through collaboration, respect, and the professional provision of services.
Current Director: Adrielle Slaugh
Adrielle Slaugh is a design professional in New York City with a background in architecture, marketing, graphic and interior design. She currently works for Berzak Associates Architects, P.C. as a Junior Architect. In 2010 she graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute.
She was always been an active leader in the philanthropic community throughout her time in school. She is pleased that with Architecture for Humanity she can combine her passion for architecture and community service.
Current Director: Drew Miller
Drew Miller graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree in 2009. Since then he has held positions in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia at several architecture firms working on Residential, commercial, and cultural projects alike.
The Project Coordinators are a volunteer position and work with the client and AFHny to ensure that the their project meets the mission and standards of Architecture for Humanity NY throughout the duration of design development. They manage a group of volunteers, the client and the business community to work towards project . Their work is invaluable to the success of Architecture for Humanity New York.
See below our most current Project Coordinators and ask how you can become involved!